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What is the usual recovery time for a fractured fibula in the ankle?

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Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Fibula fracture

A standard fractured bone that is in place without major displacement takes 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person with proper immobilization.
Smoking, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions can prolong or delay this healing. Premature mobilization or weight bearing on the extremity could also cause delayed or non healing.

In brief: Fibula fracture

A standard fractured bone that is in place without major displacement takes 8 to 12 weeks to heal in a healthy person with proper immobilization.
Smoking, diabetes, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions can prolong or delay this healing. Premature mobilization or weight bearing on the extremity could also cause delayed or non healing.
Dr. James Chen
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Depends

How bad of a fracture, if surgically repaired or simply placed in a cast etc.
So, there are variables that will determine the answer. Average bone healing is 6-8 weeks under ideal situations.

In brief: Depends

How bad of a fracture, if surgically repaired or simply placed in a cast etc.
So, there are variables that will determine the answer. Average bone healing is 6-8 weeks under ideal situations.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Depends

How bad the fracture is, if it was fixed surgically or placed in a cast.
Many variables would have to be taken into account. Having said that it takes about 6-8 weeks for bone to heal. (under ideal conditions.).

In brief: Depends

How bad the fracture is, if it was fixed surgically or placed in a cast.
Many variables would have to be taken into account. Having said that it takes about 6-8 weeks for bone to heal. (under ideal conditions.).
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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In brief: 6-8 weeks

Healing will depend on the treatment.

In brief: 6-8 weeks

Healing will depend on the treatment.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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